frankas

SDKv2.0  Catalyst9.12h (linux) leaves primary display blank

Discussion created by frankas on Jan 3, 2010
Latest reply on Jan 4, 2010 by frankas

I tried upgrading driver for 5850 with Catalyst_9.12_Hotfix_Linux_8.682.2RC1_Dec15.zip ( I assume this is the driver I need for 2.0 SDK ) But when I add the second Screen (card) to ServerLayout section in xorgs.conf - X wont start, but hangs on a black screen with signal, but no picture. Not even the annoying "Testing use" watermark. Removing the second screen works fine, but only a single GPU is avialable. When X hangs on a black screen, it is possible to use both GPUs from a text consol I can even connect through x11vnc and averything seems to work normally until I move the mouse, at which point vnc only shows screen updates, but doesn't recieve more input.. X will also respond to CTRL - backspace when "hanging" This seems to be a regression from the 9.10 driver (8.661) where this setup actually worked.

My setup is:

Ubunty (jaunty) 2.6.28-17-generic

2 x HD5850 without CrossfireX connected

1 Monitor conected to the first card. (no monitors attached to the second)

My xorg.conf is attached. I don't need a second screen, just 2 GPUs, and preferably no watermark. Is there a newer driver I can use with SDK v2.0 - or do I have to revert to the old (fglrx_8.661) ? Please help...

 

Section "ServerLayout" Identifier "aticonfig Layout" Screen 0 "aticonfig-Screen[0]-0" 0 0 ####### COMMENTING OUT THIS CAUSES X TO HANG ########## # Screen "aticonfig-Screen[1]-0" RightOf "aticonfig-Screen[0]-0" EndSection Section "Files" EndSection Section "Module" EndSection Section "Monitor" Identifier "aticonfig-Monitor[0]-0" Option "VendorName" "ATI Proprietary Driver" Option "ModelName" "Generic Autodetecting Monitor" Option "DPMS" "true" EndSection Section "Monitor" Identifier "aticonfig-Monitor[1]-0" Option "VendorName" "ATI Proprietary Driver" Option "ModelName" "Generic Autodetecting Monitor" Option "DPMS" "true" EndSection Section "Device" Identifier "aticonfig-Device[0]-0" Driver "fglrx" Option "DRI" "true" BusID "PCI:1:0:0" EndSection Section "Device" Identifier "aticonfig-Device[1]-0" Driver "fglrx" # Option "DRI" "true" BusID "PCI:2:0:0" EndSection Section "Screen" Identifier "aticonfig-Screen[0]-0" Device "aticonfig-Device[0]-0" Monitor "aticonfig-Monitor[0]-0" DefaultDepth 24 SubSection "Display" Viewport 0 0 Depth 24 EndSubSection EndSection Section "Screen" Identifier "aticonfig-Screen[1]-0" Device "aticonfig-Device[1]-0" Monitor "aticonfig-Monitor[1]-0" DefaultDepth 24 SubSection "Display" Viewport 0 0 Depth 24 EndSubSection EndSection Section "DRI" Mode 0666 EndSection

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